Permafrost and the mysterious Sink Hole (Jamal, Siberia)


Published on Jul 19, 2014

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Evidence indicates that the Jamal sink hole (Siberia) has been caused by permafrost thaw (still investigated). New footage (July, 18 2014) shows the crater in more detail, and Dan Miller explains the interconnections of climate change and permafrost.…

Siberia’s frozen soil — known as permafrost — contains millions of tons of methane gas. As the surface slowly warms, this gas begins to be released — and pools into highly volatile pockets. A mixture of water, salt and gas may have ignited an underground explosion.…

More on permafrost melting and the sink hole…

Andrey Naumenko, OGTRK
Dan Miller, Fora TV

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